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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: July 22, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

PHOTOs: Clean up and salvage operations of Arthur J nearing end

Oily product and other hazardous materials pulled from Lake Huron are piled together, for proper removal and disposal, aboard the barge Parker J as clean up and salvage operations continue, July 22, 2012. The oily product recovered from Lake Huron was from the 110-foot dredge barge Arthur J, which sank in Lake Huron July 19. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

Oily product and other hazardous materials pulled from Lake Huron are piled together, for proper removal and disposal, aboard the barge Parker J as clean up and salvage operations continue, July 22, 2012.

The oily product recovered from Lake Huron was from the 110-foot dredge barge Arthur J, which sank in Lake Huron July 19.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

Petty Officer 1st Class Conan Blanchard, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, monitors the removal of fuel product from the Arthur J during salvage operations of the sunken dredge barge, July 22, 2012.  The Arthur J and the tug Madison sank in Lake Huron one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., July 19. 2012.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

Petty Officer 1st Class Conan Blanchard, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, monitors the removal of fuel product from the Arthur J during salvage operations of the sunken dredge barge, July 22, 2012.

The Arthur J and the tug Madison sank in Lake Huron one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., July 19. 2012.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

Petty Officer 1st Class Conan Blanchard, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, looks inside a container full of diesel fuel that was pumped off the sunken dredge barge Arthur J, July 22, 2012. The Arthur J and the tug Madison sank in Lake Huron one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., July 19. 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

Petty Officer 1st Class Conan Blanchard, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, looks inside a container full of diesel fuel that was pumped off the sunken dredge barge Arthur J, July 22, 2012.

The Arthur J and the tug Madison sank in Lake Huron one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., July 19. 2012.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

A Coast Guardsman discusses salvage operations with the salvage crew aboard the barge Parker J, the main operating platform for salvage of the sunken barge Arthur J, July 22, 2012. The Arthur J and the 38-foot tug Madison sunk one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron, July 19, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Levi Read.

A Coast Guardsman discusses salvage operations with the salvage crew aboard the barge Parker J, the main operating platform for salvage of the sunken barge Arthur J, July 22, 2012.

The Arthur J and the 38-foot tug Madison sunk one mile off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron, July 19, 2012.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Levi Read.

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